Chris Driessen
Chris Driessen, President Slang Worldwide PHOTO COURTESY: SLANG WORLDWIDE

Warren Bobrow=WB: Where are you from? Why cannabis? Did you go to business school? Who is your mentor?

Chris Driessen=CD: I am originally from the Dallas area, but moved to Colorado almost 20 years ago. I’ve had a love affair with the plant since I was 16, so when legalization came about in Colorado, it was a natural fit. This industry has allowed me to combine my passion for cannabis with my professional skills, all while building a purpose-driven organization. When passion, purpose and hustle align, magic happens. I never did go to B-school—I went to Texas Tech University for communications, which was great until my social agenda interrupted my education. Subsequently, they asked me not to come back. With my tail tucked between my legs, I moved back to my parents’ house in the Metroplex. I then finished up my degree in Public Relations from the University of North Texas.

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